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C o n t a c t The Parish Magazine

St Mary’s Church, Ilkeston The Church in the Market Place

July & August 2017

Who’s who at St. Mary’s……. Interim Priest In Charge: Revd. Carole Lloyd 1 Ascot Close West Hallam Ilkeston DE7 6LB

Tel: 930 8316


Andrea Swarbrick, Tel: 932 6523 7 Drummond Rd, Ilkeston email:

Reader & Churchwarden:

John Puxty Tel: 930 1601 32 Summerfield Way, Shipley View email:


Peter Hodson

Tel: 932 2974


Sue Attenborough

Tel: 930 4140

Cantelupe Centre:

James New Tel: 932 1329 email:


Contact Magazine:

Editorial Team email:

Wanted A lady advertised for a travelling companion concluding with: “Christian wanted, cheerful if possible”. 3

THE VICAR’S LETTER Dear Friends At the moment the Morning Prayer Old Testament readings are taking us through the book of Job. It’s one of my favourite books in the Bible and I know that there are many others who feel the same way. I love it because it speaks so clearly into the human condition. Job asks the question, ‘why me?’ His friends are convinced that he must have done something wrong - they encourage him to come clean, but Job’s integrity is intact. Eventually God speaks to Job out of the whirlwind - God gives a dramatic account of his majestic works and power. Job, humbled and overwhelmed, acknowledges God's right as Creator to do whatever he pleases. What the book of Job tells us is that there is a cosmic battle between good and evil but that God will ultimately prevail over the evil of this world. When bad things happen to us, we cannot presume to know why. All that God seeks from us is faith in him, in whatever circumstances we find ourselves in. And we find that God rewards great faith, not necessarily with complete physical healing but with the peace and assurance that he walks alongside us, upholds us in our troubles and brings us to eternal life with him. I know that your Lent Groups focussed on prayer and that’s good because prayer is the bedrock of our faith. It’s our direct line to God and from God: a heavenly telephone line. Prayer is not about clever words or well-formed arguments; prayer is about being in God’s presence, about opening our deepest needs to him and about being honest with him. And when we do that we receive from him - prayer is two way communication and brings blessing to those who pray, those who are prayed for and to the church. So .................... keep on praying! Your friend in Christ,



Dates for your diary (in addition to the regular Sunday & Wednesday Services) 2nd - Baptism at 11.30am - Ellis Michael Kilday Ilkeston Masons’ Service at 2.15pm 3rd -

Thomas the Apostle (see page 6) PCC Meeting in Cantelupe Centre at 7.00pm

15th - Swithun, Bishop of Winchester, c.862 (see page 27) 22nd - Mary Magdalene 23rd - Deanery Confirmation Service with the Bishop of Derby at St Mary’s at 6.00pm. If you are not confirmed and would like to make your commitment to faith in Jesus Christ then please have a word with Carole or ring her on 0115 9308 316 25th - James the Apostle 29th - Churchyard Working Party at 10am

6th -

The Transfiguration of Our Lord

9th -

Mary Sumner, Founder of the Mothers' Union, 1921

13th - Florence Nightingale, Nurse, Social Reformer, 1910 Ilkeston Heritage & Classic Vehicle Show on the Market Place from 10:00am - 4pm 15th - The Blessed Virgin Mary 20th - William and Catherine Booth, Founders of the Salvation Army, 1912 and 1890 24th - Bartholomew the Apostle (see page 29) 26th - Churchyard Working Party at 10am 5

July 3rd - St Thomas the Apostle Thomas, one of Jesus’ 12 apostles, was an impulsive, confused, honest sceptic. Jesus could understand and work with such a man. Thomas’ impulsiveness was evident when Jesus prepared to visit Lazarus in Bethany. It was a dangerous trip to make because of the Jews, but Thomas urged his fellow disciples: “Let us also go, that we may die with Him.” (John 11:16) Instead, Jesus brought Lazarus back to life. Thomas’ confusion is shown in later talks with Jesus. He was not really sure where Jesus was going long-term (John 14:5). But Jesus accepted this confused commitment, and began to untangle it, patiently explaining: “I am going to my Father”, and “No one comes unto the Father but by me.” Finally, Thomas’ honest scepticism is revealed after the Resurrection, which he flatly refused to believe - unless he could touch the wounds of the risen Jesus. Sure enough, Jesus appears - but instead of scolding him, shows him the wounds. Thomas responds: “My Lord and my God” (John 20.26ff). Thus Doubting Thomas’ honest doubts, turned to honest faith, have become a reassurance for thousands of men and women across the centuries, who also want to follow Jesus, but who require some proof of this amazing event - the Resurrection. In Doubting Thomas’ complete affirmation of faith, after meeting the risen, crucified Christ, they can find support for their own faith. Ancient legends tell how Thomas went on to India as a missionary. There are rumours that Thomas even built a palace for a king’s daughter in India, and thus he is the patron saint of architects. It is believed that he was martyred by a spear on 3rd July, 72 AD in Mylapore, near Madras. 46 ancient churches in England were dedicated to him.


From Handel to The Beatles 300 years ago, on 17th July 1717, Handel’s Water Music was performed for the first time, on a barge on the River Thames. The music, which lasted about an hour, had been commissioned by King George I as part of the entertainment for a royal cruise. The monarch was so enthusiastic about it that he asked to hear it four times. George Frideric Handel was a German-born English composer known particularly for his memorable oratorio, Messiah, which he composed some 25 years later. He was devoutly Lutheran and was described by a friend as “manifesting a deep sense of religion”. Although he came under criticism for using the theatre for biblically-based works, he maintained that he knew the Bible as well as any bishop. The suite of short pieces for a small orchestra, was known particularly for its highly spirited movements in dance form. Most of the pieces were intended for outdoor performance. Selections from the suite were published during Handel’s lifetime, but the entire collection did not come into print until 1788, nearly three decades after his death. The order in which Handel wanted the various movements to be played remains uncertain.

During a Europe-wide heat-wave 60 years ago, on 6th July 1957, John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time – at what must be one of the best documented church fetes in history. This was the annual Woolton Parish Church Garden Fete in Liverpool – a parade and outdoor fair at which 16-year-old John and his Quarry Men skiffle group had been invited to play. The main attractions were a dog show and a brass band. It was far from inevitable that they would meet. The two boys lived in different neighbourhoods, went to different schools and were nearly two years apart in age. But the younger Paul, who was entranced by John’s performance as a lead singer, was introduced to him by a friend in the church hall. Despite himself, John was impressed when Paul played a couple of songs and showed him how to tune his guitar properly. Later, he invited him to join the band. The pair went on to form the Beatles. A recording of the Quarry Men’s performance at the fete sold at auction in 1994 for £78,500. The Beatles Bible website has the tagline “Not Quite as Popular as Jesus”. 7

St Mary’s Bells Genealogists will know that much can be gleaned about their ancestors from various sources - census, parish and military records and headstones in churchyards to name but a few. Researchers in a church’s history may also find information inscribed on the bells in the church tower and Richard Stevenson gathered this information when St Mary’s bells were recently refurbished.

Inscriptions on the bells Treble - Magnicat Anima Mea Dominvm. Victoria Memorial 1902 The gift of E Muirhead Evans MA Vicar - Recast 1910 2nd - Te Devm Lavdamvs Victoria Memorial 1902 The gift of Charles Maltby JP Churchwarden - Recast 1910 3rd - Prosperity to all M Benefactors A R 1732 - Recast at the expense of the teachers and scholars of the Sunday School 1910 4th - God Save His Church 1660 G+O Recast 5th - All Glory Be To God On High 1660. Recast at the expense of John Ball JP and Elizabeth Wood. The surviving children of Wm Ball of Dodson House In the Parish 1902 - Recast 1910 6th - Prosperity To This Parish 1749. Ringers 1910 Henry Fletcher, Foreman Alf T Baker. Secretary. Joseph H Iliffe, Cecil Baker, James F George, Ernest Poxon, Edward C Gobey, Henry Harrison, Arthur Nicholson - Recast 1910 7th - Robert Skevington and Saml Taylor – Church Wardens A R 1732 C Mollan Williams, Vicar. WF Butterton, Curate. Charles Maltby John F Walker Churchwardens - Recast 1910 Tenor - Gloria Patri Et Filio Et Spiritvi Sancto Victoria Memorial 1902 This bell was given by John Ralph Melland Thompson of Kniveton House Ilkeston and his wife Alice - Recast 1910 8

In the bell ringing room there is a photo of all the bells (reproduced here top left) when they were recast in 1910 before they were taken up the tower. Now that they have been refurbished the Treble bell with the inscription that mentions E. Muirhead (top right) is visible from the bell chamber door. The other two photos in this collage, also taken from the bell chamber door, show the hammer (bottom left) that works in conjunction with the church clock poised to strike one of the bells and the clapper in the bell and wheel mechanism (bottom right) that turns the bells when rung manually by the bell ringers. And now they’ve been refurbished, don’t they sound good?

Cost of preaching One beautiful Sunday morning, a priest announced to his congregation: "My good people, I have here in my hands three sermons...a £100 sermon that lasts five minutes, a £50 sermon that lasts fifteen minutes, and a £10 sermon that lasts a full hour. Now, we'll take the collection and see which one I'll deliver."


Favourite Hymns Following the request for people to nominate their three favourite hymns, several responded that there were too many to choose from and that made the request impossible to answer. Our Reader Andrea, responded that it would be much easier to come up with three least favourites and when pressed submitted the following.

My Three Least Favourite Hymns. There are hundreds and thousands of wonderful hymns to choose from, and it’s been my privilege and responsibility to help select some of them for our Sunday worship, so to identify which might be my most favourite hymn was nigh on impossible. It was much easier to say what I don’t like, and why, and I find it is usually because of their association. The first dislike came about many years ago in a film comedy called ‘Heavens Above’ in which a troublesome priest, played by Peter Sellers, was eventually dispatched into space in a rocket. As he circumvented the earth he was heard to be singing ‘Jesu’ lover of my soul, let me to thy bosom fly’. The words are by Charles Wesley and the music by Joseph Parry, but sadly I can’t hear that hymn without thinking of the film, funny though it was at the time. So it was ruined for ever for me by Peter Sellers! The next came one came much later, actually during my Reader training on a retreat weekend. A fellow trainee, who I found rather irritating, didn’t like ‘Lord the light of your love’, and neither did I, but I’m sure she chose to deliberately upset me by accusing me of liking it. Clearly she didn’t know me very well, because definitely this song is not one I would willingly ever chose. Perhaps you know it better as ‘Shine, Jesus, shine’. It is one of the more modern worship songs, written by Graham Kendrick and though I do enjoy many of the newer hymns, particularly those sung on TV ‘Songs of Praise’, this isn’t one of them. For 10

me, it is trite, lacking in any good theology and somewhat repetitive. Finally this one hits much closer to home. ‘Great is the darkness’ (Come, Lord Jesus). It was taught to us here at St. Mary’s where we all managed to sing it very badly. The words are by Gerald Coates and Noel Richards and are very much a prayer that comes from the heart, speaking to us in a world where we experience much political unrest, pain and violence. There is nothing wrong with the words, however, the tune is dreary. When we sang it, it was too slow, too loud and off-key. It is not a song which sits comfortably with organ music where it can sound like a dirge, or with those like me, who can’t keep in tune. It was excruciating, which why this is one I always avoid. I do apologise to you if I have denigrated a hymn that you like, but as I pointed out earlier, these were hymns that had an unfortunate association for me. I do love a wide variety of hymns, words and music, ranging from 3000 years ago with King David’s psalms right up to Timothy Dudley-Smith in the twenty-first century – ‘Lord for the years your love has kept and guided’. Just as long as we can sing a hymn or worship song and be able to use it as a prayer, God will hear the intention of our heart, and that is all that really matters. Keep on singing! Andrea Swarbrick (Reader)

So it’s thanks to Andrea for her thoughts but if you would like to nominate your favourites this is your last chance. Simply fill in the form below and leave in the box in church or email your selection to



FROM THE REGISTERS Baptism April 30th - Oakley Adam James Bexon (Service taken by Revd. Neil Broadbent)

Wedding May 27th - D Heath & L Anderson (Service taken by Revd. Christine French)

Funerals June 5th - Pat Ann Stevenson June 7th - Mary Meakin June 9th - Cyril Hyde (Services taken by Revd. Carole Lloyd)

Breathless Earth by Janet Reeve Such a steaming, hot, humid day, Scorching sun beating down, beating down Relentlessly, On this arid, breathless, cracking earth, Earth gasping for moisture Yearning for the heavens to open, To open and release life-giving rain, Rain to spill out and penetrate this parched & barren land. Cheeky yellow billed-female blackbird Perching precariously on the edge Of the old stone birdbath, An oasis of fluidity in this dried-up landscape. Blackbird, Bobbing her head, dripping her pointed beak in & out In & out of the cooling rippling liquid Spilling it wastefully over the crumbling sides. Droplets unable to penetrate the hard non-porous ground But remaining as glistening globules on the surface As the bathing bird preens her tail feathers Like a proud peacock Water sprays out like a cascading fountain Shot through with rainbow colours. Colours reflecting the whole spectrum of light Projecting from the burning sun. Blackbird flies away, scattering dazzling droplets in her wake The heavens open, the rain is released And the earth can breathe again 14

Brenda Baker

An update on two of our Church Members by Carol Gregson Brenda says thank you for prayers and thoughts and good will messages, Brenda says she is happy and well cared for at Victoria Court where she now lives, and would welcome anyone who would like to visit. Brenda says there is always something to do at Victoria Court, they have visiting choirs, enjoys playing bingo and other games. Brenda enjoys having her hair done and says the carers are very kind and look after them all very well. When visiting Brenda she has a journal to remember all the things she forgets, so please remind her to write in her journal of your visit.

Diana lives at Hazelwood Care Home and has been there over a year. She has made many new friends, Diana always asks about everyone at St Mary’s and sends her love and best wishes. Diana has settled in well and goes on organised day trips, she also goes to her lunch club on Fridays, and is able to have her hair done every two weeks. Diana enjoys seeing friends and family and would welcome visitors. The Home has a visit once a month from Christ Church, which Diana enjoys, she looks forward to the fellowship and the hymns and prayers. Diana enjoyed a birthday celebration recently and the Home made her a birthday cake, she enjoyed going out to lunch with son.

Diana Birch

Please keep both Brenda and Diana in your prayers and they would love to see you. 15

Prayer Of A Hard-pressed Woman Dear Lord, I pray for Wisdom to understand my man; Love to forgive him; And Patience to cope with his moods. Because Lord, if I pray for Strength, I'll beat him to death. Amen Gone but not‌

Christian Aid 2017 marked the 60th anniversary of Christian Aid week and the takings at the Wednesday and Saturday Coffee Bars during the week 14th - 20th May plus other donations amounted to ÂŁ158.70. This amount has been donated to aid the work of the charity.

People go on holiday to forget things. Then they open their bags, and find that they did.


I WENT INTO A CHURCH …. Part 3 by Joyce Rich I went into a church in Derby on a sunny afternoon last year. To be more precise, I went TO a church with a friend. We had been studying the architect Percy Currey, designer of St. John’s Church, Nottingham Road, where she worships and, among others he was responsible for, had found a twin to St John’s - another huge red brick edifice at St. Osmund’s Church Osmaston. As it was situated on the busy London Road (a short bus ride from the city centre) and Derby had been redeveloped so much, we had no idea whether it was even there. We walked along to where it should have been, no sign of any church, when suddenly there was an oasis of green with flower beds, almost hidden between large buildings. On the far side, well away from the road, was the church, looking almost exactly like St John’s.

St Osmond’s Church

There must have been a bit more money about in Osmaston around 1905, when it was built. In a specially constructed niche, high up near the roof, there is a white statue; St John’s only has the niche.

St John’s Church, Ilkeston

When I say we went TO a church, that’s all we did as it was locked and we could not get in. It is well used, as we found out later by looking up its services. There was no-one about save a man who appeared to be moving house. On the west side of the lawned area is a very attractive low range of buildings also by Currey, which incorporates the Vicarage and a row of almshouses.

The development is considered to be Currey’s finest work although 22

you could say he did a pretty good job when he extended St. Mary’s Church in 1910, adding three bays to its length and taking down and rebuilding the Tower. St.Osmond’s was specially built at the request of Currey’s brother, Lancelot Currey, who was to become the first Vicar of this fine “late Victorian Gothic” style church. The whole complex looks to be very well kept, although we were sad to see a huge crack from top to bottom on the West end wall. Photographs show a vast interior, again like St. John’s.

St Osmond’s Church - Interior View We plan another trip on a weekday to take part in one of the services and meet some of the congregation. On Michael’s last Sunday here at St. Mary’s I was talking about our visit; he told me that it was Stella’s parish church and they had been married there. Small world. The photos of St. Osmond’s Church in this article are the copyright of Mike Berrell and are used with his permission. 23

A Prayer Along The Way By Daphne Kitching Father, We have so many questions. Life is sometimes difficult and we can’t see our way. Thank you for Jesus who told us He is the Way. It doesn’t matter if we don’t always understand as long as we are on your special Way – in relationship with you through your precious Son, who died on the cross to make that possible. Help us to join the Way by putting our trust in what Jesus has done. Help us to make it easy for others to find the Way – to find Jesus. Please give us revelation to know the right words to use and the right actions to take to draw people to you. We ask in Jesus name and for your glory alone, Amen.

Some Observations on Life A compliment is verbal sunshine. Robert Orben

Reminder We are now collecting in the Children’s Society Boxes, and emptying them, so if you have one please could you let Janet Reeve have it as soon as possible. We are happy to collect them if you are unable to get to church - just give Janet a ring on 0115 9306502 Thank you

Golf: a game in which the balls lie on the ground and the players lie in the clubhouse. Fisherman: one who drops the fish a line but seldom hears from them. With the sales in mind: Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months. - Oscar Wilde Education is never as expensive as ignorance. - Anon 25


July 15th - St. Swithun, Saint for a Rainy Day St. Swithun is the saint you can blame for rainy summers. It is said that if it rains on his special day, 15th July, it will then rain for forty days after that. Swithun became Bishop of Winchester in 852, under King Ethelwulf of Wessex, in the days when Wessex was the most important kingdom of England. Swithun was famous for his charitable gifts and for his energy in getting churches built. When he was dying in 862, all he asked was that he be buried in the cemetery of the Old Minster, just outside the west door. But on 15th July 971, the monks decided to move Swithun into their newly built cathedral. And so his bones were dug up. The unusually heavy rain that day, and on the days following, was attributed to the power of St Swithun. Swithun was disturbed again in 1093, when he was moved into the new Winchester cathedral. So if it rains on 15th July‌.get out your umbrella!

WORDSEARCH Solution on page 32

Bishop Bones Cemetery Charitable Days Disturbed Door Dying Forty Heavy July Kingdom Power Rainy Summer Swithun Umbrella West Winchester 27

The Pentrich Revolution It was 200 years since the Pentrich Revolution happened in June of this year. This came about by the recession in 1817 after the Napoleonic Wars. The poor and unemployed were starving and the money to help them, coming from the families in the parish, was bankrupting the population. The new large centres of people, eg Leeds and Manchester had no parliamentary representation whereas Cornwall had 44 MPs! Reformers began to meet in Nottingham, Derby and Ripley but these were broken up by the government and the participants imprisoned. Thomas Bacon, a war veteran from Pentrich, attended the meetings and joined a plan to march to London and overthrow the government. However he feared arrest so Jeremiah Brandreth an unemployed stocking maker from Sutton in Ashfield led the men. They set off in two groups knocking on farm doors to force men to join them. The plan was to obtain arms from Butterley Iron Works but the marchers were turned away empty handed. Only a small band proceeded to Giltbrook near Nottingham where they were met by the King`s Hussars, some were arrested and others escaped. The three ringleaders were sentenced to be hung drawn and quartered, fourteen men were transported and six more jailed. The village was owned by the Duke of Devonshire who had the land of the men confiscated and the houses pulled down. However he endowed the school to provide education for the villagers and later a church was built. Ripley became a town whilst Pentrich was diminished.

The harsh sentences had the result the government wanted and it was twenty years before reform was achieved. Those transported to Australia received a pardon but never returned. Sometimes their descendants visit the village.

There is a village trail with plaques indicating the various sites. The plots on the main road are the same as in 1817, and the hedges and walls remain today.

Sheila Spencer


August 24th - Bartholomew the Apostle Saint Bartholomew who is also known as "Nathaniel of Cana in Galilee" particularly in the Gospel According to John, was one of the Twelve Apostles. He was introduced to Jesus by Philip and following the Crucifixion two ancient testimonies tell of his mission to India. He is credited with performing many miracles and was martyred in Armenia. Many churches were dedicated to Saint Bartholomew including one in Ilkeston at Hallam Fields. This was founded in 1895 and dedicated a year later but closed in 1969 although the building is now used as business premises. The tower however is Grade II listed. Like St John's Church in Ilkeston and St Osmund's in Derby (see Joyce Rich's article on page 22) it was designed by P Currey. Serving the religious needs of the Stanton Ironworks’ workers living in Hallam Fields St Bartholomew's replaced a temporary iron church that had been erected in 1880. The iron church was demolished and re-erected on Station Road in Ilkeston where it became St Mary's Mission. St Bartholomew's was built of red brick with stone dressings in the Early English style with a saddleback roof being added in 1905. The clock tower had a chiming mechanism and four more bells were added in 1911.



Rotas for July (August Rotas are on page 34) Please swap with someone if you are unable to make any of these dates. Thank you.

Sunday Service at 10am Date July 2nd July 9th July 16th July 23rd July 30th

Reader Franklin Bishop Hilary Pearce Janet Reeve Ceril Little David Bamford

Intercessor Ceril Little Sheila Spencer Ann Evans Sylvia Puxty Andrea Swarbrick

Coffee Sharon Topping & Sue Attenborough Mary Hawkins & Mary Morton Pauline Hyde & Sue Bell Graham & Sandra Neep Janet Reeve & Margaret Turner

Sunday Sides Persons Rota Date July 2nd July 9th July 16th July 23rd July 30th

8am Peter Brown B Spibey Margaret Turner Grace Henshaw Frank Pinder

10am David Bamford Graham & Sandra Neep Mary Hawkins Sylvia Puxty Sue Attenborough

Wednesday Service at 9.30am Date July 5th July 12th July 19th July 26th

Reader Janet Reeve Margaret Turner John Bell Patricia McHale

Coffee Sue Attenborough & Margaret Turner Sue & John Bell Janet Reeve & _ Sue Attenborough & Margaret Turner

Tuesday - Mother and Toddler Drinks & Snacks Date July 4th July 11th July 18th July 25th

Joyce Rich Joyce Rich Party SUMMER HOLIDAYS

Saturday Coffee Bar Date July 1st July 8th July 15th July 22nd July 29th

Sheila Spencer, Helen Crisp Janet Reeve, Mary Morton, Ceril Little Mary Hawkins, Sandra Newton, Garth Newton Sue Bell, John Bell, Margaret Turner Sue Attenborough, Patricia McHale, James New 33

Rotas for August (July Rotas are on page 33) Please swap with someone if you are unable to make any of these dates. Thank you.

Sunday Service at 10am Date Aug 6th Aug 13th Aug 20th Aug 27th

Reader Intercessor Sylvia Puxty Janet Reeve Sue Bell Mary Hawkins S Attenborough Ceril Little Franklin Bishop Sheila Spencer

Coffee Sharon Topping and Sue Attenborough Mary Hawkins & Mary Morton Pauline Hyde & Sue Bell Graham & Sandra Neep

Sunday Sides Persons Rota Date Aug 6th Aug 13th Aug 20th Aug 27th

8am B Spibey Margaret Turner Grace Henshaw Frank Pinder

10am Graham & Sandra Neep Mary Hawkins Sylvia Puxty Sue Attenborough

Wednesday Service at 9.30am Date Aug 2nd Aug 9th Aug 16st Aug 23rd Aug 30th

Reader John Puxty Sandra Neep Janet Reeve Margaret Turner John Bell

Coffee Sue & John Bell Janet Reeve & Pauline Hyde Sue Attenborough & Margaret Turner Sue & John Bell Janet Reeve & Pauline Hyde

Tuesday - Mother and Toddler Drinks & Snacks Date Aug 1st Aug 8th Aug 15th Aug 22nd Aug 29th


Saturday Coffee Bar Date Aug 5th Aug 12th Aug 19th Aug 26th

Sheila Spencer, Helen Crisp Janet Reeve, Mary Morton, Ceril Little Mary Hawkins, Sandra Newton, Garth Newton Sue Bell, John Bell, Margaret Turner 34

SERVICES AT ST MARY’S CHURCH Sunday 8.00am 10.00am

Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer) Main Service - followed by Coffee and Fellowship First Sunday of the Month - J.C. Club and Creche

Wednesday 9.30am

Holy Communion (Common Worship) Followed by Coffee and Fellowship

Other Regular Events Thursday 7.30pm -9.00pm

Bell Ringing Practice Contact: Colin Shaw – 0115 932 7072

Last Saturday of each month at 10am Friends of St Mary’s Churchyard - Working Party (Mar-Oct)

Uniformed Groups Rainbows Brownies

Contact: Candy – 0115 932 8244 Contact: Brown Owl - Lynne Cresswell – 0115 877 1592


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